Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Age
67
Birthday
Jun. 19th, 1948
Born in
Houston, Texas, USA
Height
5' 6

Phylicia Rashad's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Cosby Show TV Show
The Cosby Show
Do No Harm TV Show
Do No Harm
Cosby TV Show
Cosby
Little Bill TV Show
Little Bill
 

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Gods Behaving Badly
2010 - For Colored Girls
2010 - Just Wright
2010 - Frankie and Alice
2000 - The Visit

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Clair Huxtable
4
Dee Dee Tubbs (Voiced)
4
Winnifred Guster
3
Elizabeth Jessup
2
Clair Huxtable - Cosby Show
2
Aunt Polly
1
Rowena
1
Herself - Actress
1
Venita Ray
1
Lucinda
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born to dentist, Andrew Arthur Allen, and poet, Vivian Ayers, in Harris County, TX. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex) and younger sister, 'Debbie Allen', lived in Mexico to escape US racism. She also has another brother, Hugh Allen (a real estate banker in North Carolina).

Their mother, Vivian Ayers, decided to live there to give the Allen children a brief experience of not having to endure the chronic racism and segregation that was typical of Texas during the 1950s. From this, Phylicia and Debbie are fluent in Spanish.

Phylicia graduated from Howard University and later taught drama there.

With younger sister, 'Debbie Allen', she has production company D.A.D. which stood for Doctor Allen's Daughters. Her Pulitzer-nominated poet mother, Vivian, is the artistic and free spirit that has influenced and encouraged the remarkable creativity that so marks Allen as a performer.


TRIVIA:
  • Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
  • Nominated for the 2005 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Gem of the Ocean".
  • Phylicia's _"The Cosby Show" (1984)_ (qv) matriarch, Claire Huxtable, was voted "TV mom closest to your own mom in spirit" by an Opinion Research Corporation poll in April of 2004.
  • Her father and first husband were both dentists.
  • Received an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009.
  • Daughter Condola Phylea - with 'Ahmad Rashad' (qv) - was born on December 11, 1986; 3 days before the Rashads' first wedding anniversary.
  • She and her sister were partly raised in Mexico, which is why they both speak Spanish so fluently.
  • Daughter of dentist Arthur Allen and Pulitzer-prize nominated Vivan Ayers ( artist, poet, playwright, and publisher). Older siblings are jazz musician brother Tex (Andrew Arthur Allen Jr, born 1945), younger sister 'Debbie Allen' (qv)(1950), and brother Hugh Allen (real estate banker in North Carolina).


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